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Glossolalia and the problem of language

Author: Nicholas Harkness
Publisher: Chicago [Ill.] ; London : The University of Chicago Press. copyright 2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Glossolalia and the Problem of Language, linguistic anthropologist Nicholas Harkness argues that speaking in tongues lies at the intersection of numerous, often contradictory social forces, syncretic legacies, and spiritual desires that are amplified by Christianity's massive institutionalization in Korea, his field site, and elsewhere. Investigating the "semiotic alchemy" of the practice, Harkness explores how  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Glossolalia and the problem of language / Nicholas Harkness
Chicago [Ill.] ; London : The University of Chicago Press, C 2021
9780226749556 (e-book)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Harkness
ISBN: 9780226749389 022674938X 9780226749419 022674941X
OCLC Number: 1259440282
Description: 1 volume (231 pages) : illustrations. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Abundance and the ambivalent gift --
The limits of language --
Feeling the same thing --
Fusion and Force --
Revelations --
Deception.
Responsibility: Nicholas Harkness.

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"In Glossolalia and the Problem of Language, linguistic anthropologist Nicholas Harkness argues that speaking in tongues lies at the intersection of numerous, often contradictory social forces, syncretic legacies, and spiritual desires that are amplified by Christianity's massive institutionalization in Korea, his field site, and elsewhere. Investigating the "semiotic alchemy" of the practice, Harkness explores how the allure and spiritual power of glossolalia tests the ideological heart of language and its limits-and uproots our understanding of language's function as a simple practical tool for information exchange. As evangelicalism spreads through East Asia, Africa, and the Americas, Glossolalia and the Problem of Language offers a careful and ambitious analysis of one of its most puzzling practices while marking a major advancement in our understanding of the power of language"

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